Kew - The Magic of MushroomsSandra Lawrence
Explore the wonderful world of some of the most incredible natural forms on our planet - fungi.
At the centre of countless superstitions, folkloric tales and magical beliefs, as well as appearing in recipes and medicines both traditional and modern, mushrooms have incredible powers.
Featuring images of over 100 fascinating species, sourced from the archives at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Magic of Mushrooms shows that from saving lives to expanding the mind, the potential of these fascinating organisms should not be underestimated.
Review: 'A beautifully illustrated and entertaining read ... A feast for the eyes' * Gardens Illustrated *
'The author has risen magnificently to the challenge of this huge area of scholarship ... This well-turned out book would adorn your bookshelf' * The Garden *
Contents: Introduction - The human history of fungus - How Toadstools work - Fairy rings - Fungus in food - Art and beauty - Flying high - The cunning woman's stillroom - Bad guys - The dark mirror - The future of fungus - Bibliography - Index.